Podman basics cheat sheet

Here and elsewhere, we get a lot of questions about post-Docker container tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta. Tools like podman, buildah, and skopeo enable you to create and manage rootless containers, which are containers that don't require root access to be built and deployed. To help you master the basics, we're happy to offer a new podman basics cheat sheet.

The good news is that if you know basic Docker commands, you can usually simply replace docker with podman and do whatever you're used to doing. As a matter of fact, the two command-line interfaces are so similar that some users define alias docker='podman':

Defining docker as an alias for podman

In addition to the podman basics cheat sheet, here are other resources that can help you get started with podman:

Download the podman basics cheat sheet now and have fun working with rootless containers!

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Last updated: April 24, 2019